Season five begins years after the Mikaelson family absorb the Hollow’s dark energy and flee New Orleans to keep their city and Hope safe. Meanwhile, Vincent and Josh preside over the Big Easy while Hayley and Freya send Hope to the Salvatore School. The danger seems contained until a tragedy forces the siblings home, which makes the closing chapter of this family saga as emotional as ever.
Desperate to see her father Klaus (Joseph Morgan) after seven years, Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) resorts to drastic measures to bring her father back to New Orleans. Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) attempts to minimize the fallout from Hope’s actions, but not before news of what she’s done ripples through the city. Meanwhile, Freya’s (Riley Voelkel) guilt over not being able to reunite her family…
When a mysterious disappearance brings Klaus to New Orleans, Hope looks forward to the prospect of seeing her father again. Elsewhere, Marcel returns to New Orleans.
In the immediate aftermath of having his memory erased by Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) awakens to find himself in the middle of nowhere and without a clue as to who he is. Unable to control his instinctive vampire ways, Elijah encounters Antoinette (guest star Jaime Murray), a beautiful and free-spirited vampire, who helps him navigate his new life. However, a run-in...
Frustrated by the search for Hayley, Klaus takes hostages from the New Orleans supernatural factions. Freya checks on Hope, and Vincent seeks guidance from Ivy.
Klaus is one step closer to finding Hayley, Antoinette opens up to Elijah, and Marcel’s decision puts him at odds with Klaus. Finally, Hope takes matters into her own hands.
Hope sets off on a dangerous mission to end the mess she started, and Klaus turns to Caroline for help when he discovers Hope’s plan. Plus, Vincent and Freya clash over Declan.
Ivy (guest star Shiva Kalaiselvan) reveals some startling news to Klaus (Joseph Morgan) about the dark magic that’s been keeping him away from his family. Elijah (Daniel Gillies) turns to some unexpected allies to save Antoinette’s (guest star Jaime Murray) life. Danielle Rose Russell, Charles Michael Davis, Riley Voelkel and Steven Krueger also star.
As pressing matters rage on in New Orleans, the Mikaelson siblings find themselves forced to set aside their differences and work together to escape a 'chambre de chasse.' Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Charles Michael Davis, Riley Voelkel and Danielle Rose Russell also star.
The supernatural factions have a deadly showdown, Hope struggles with the consequences of bringing her family together, and Freya makes a life-changing decision.
Klaus (Joseph Morgan) helps Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) cope with her pain in an unconventional way. A figure from Elijah’s (Daniel Gillies) past comes back seeking help. Elsewhere, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) takes on the nightwalkers, while Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) deals with the fallout of a fateful decision.
Klaus turns to Davina for help to learn more about Hope’s affliction. Freya and Keelin make a tough decision about their future, while Elijah confronts a past memory of Hayley.
Klaus seeks help for Hope from Caroline, and Elijah has a heartbreaking realization about his niece. Meanwhile, a run-in with Alaric Saltzman throws a wrench into Klaus’ plan.
Intent on saving Hope’s (Danielle Rose Russell) life, Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) plan will change the lives of the Mikaelson family forever. Daniel Gillies, Charles Michael Davis, Riley Voelkel and Yusuf Gatewood also star.